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KATHERINE KNUCKLES "KATE" RITCHIE (born 14 August 1978 in Goulburn , New South Wales ) is an Australian actress of television and radio personality best known for her long-running role as Sally Fletcher on the television soap opera Home and Away
Home and Away
, for which she won two Gold Logie awards. She played the character for 20 years from 1988–2008. Prior to her retirement from the role, she shared with fellow original cast members Ray Meagher
Ray Meagher
and Norman Coburn the record (recognised by Guinness World Records ) for the longest continuous role in an Australian drama series. After a five-year absence, Ritchie returned to Home and Away
Home and Away
in 2013 for a short reprise of her role as Sally Fletcher to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the series.

In addition to 20 years on Home and Away, Ritchie has also hosted various television events and appeared in commercials, a mini-series and an Australian film. She has also been involved with the Campbelltown Musical Society.

She is now known best as one third of the Kate, Tim "> In 2006, Ritchie played "Nicole" in the ABC film Stepfather of the Bride. Whilst promoting Home and Away
Home and Away
in the United Kingdom in 2006 with Mark Furze and Jodi Gordon , Ritchie appeared on The Friday Night Project and Loose Women , and appeared on interviews for Five and Five Life .

In 2006, Ritchie was a contestant on the celebrity singing competition It Takes Two , partnered with Troy Cassar-Daley . The pair placed fourth in the competition. She co-hosted the second series of It Takes Two with Grant Denyer in 2007. In 2007 Ritchie joined Nova radio to co-host the drive show with comedian Akmal Saleh , replacing Matthew Newton . She was replaced in May by New Zealand comedian Cal Wilson .

In September 2007, Ritchie announced that she would be leaving Home and Away in mid-December. Her final scenes were filmed on 13 December 2007, and she last appeared on Australian screens as Sally Fletcher on 3 April 2008. Her UK demise with the same episode occurred not long after the Australian, with her departure being screened on UK terrestrial television on 12 May 2008.

2008–PRESENT

On 14 January 2008, Ritchie began work on the Nova 91.9 breakfast show with Merrick & Rosso . Shortly after the 2008 Logie Awards Ritchie did an interview with Rove McManus
Rove McManus
on Network Ten
Network Ten
, her first interview with another network since leaving Home and Away
Home and Away
, and her first television appearance since leaving the show. On 16 October Ritchie appeared on pay-TV, on The Merrick & Rosso Show .

In November, it was revealed that Ritchie would appear in the second series of Underbelly , as Judi Kane, the wife of slain 1970s standover man Les Kane. The series screened in 2009. This was her first TV drama role since leaving Home and Away. Throughout 2009, Ritchie continued her radio role on the Merrick ">

On 10 November 2009, Ritchie announced she would be leaving Nova 96.9's breakfast team and returning to acting. In January 2010 it was announced that Ritchie had been cast with a lead role in Nine's new police drama Cops L.A.C. The series did not rate well and was cancelled after the season finale.

In 2012, Ritchie narrated the Australian version of the reality series Don\'t Tell the Bride , which aired on Ch-10. In early 2013, it was announced that Ritchie was returning to Home & Away, reprising her role as Sally Fletcher.

In 2013, Ritchie announced via Twitter that she would be hosting the Nova FM drive show with Tim Blackwell and Marty Sheargold in 2014, following the departure of Meshel Laurie , who went on to host Breakfast on Nova 100 in Melbourne.

On 25 November 2015, Ritchie became the Godmother of the Cruise liner Pacific Eden, which is from the P"> On 9 September 2009, it was announced that they were engaged. On 25 September 2010 Ritchie married Webb in a countryside outdoor wedding at Quamby Estate in Tasmania.

Shortly after her wedding, the weekly magazine Woman\'s Day ran what it claimed to be an exclusive cover story on the event. ABC-TV's Media Watch revealed that the article had been a fabrication, as in reality, Ritchie and Webb had wanted their wedding to be kept private and had not allowed any media to attend. A photograph purporting to be of Ritchie in her wedding dress was actually one taken of her at an awards evening earlier that year and photo-shopped over an image taken from the wedding venue's website. The article, which the magazine claimed to have been written by an insider who attended the wedding, was mostly fabricated, containing errors including a mention that actor and Ritchie's Home & Away co-star Ray Meagher
Ray Meagher
was present whereas in reality, the actor was in the UK at the time doing panto.

In March 2014, Ritchie announced that she was pregnant with her first child. On 17 August 2014, Kate gave birth to daughter, Mae.

FILMOGRAPHY

YEAR TITLE ROLE NOTES

1986 Cyclone Tracy Molly TV mini-series

1988—2008, 2013 Home and Away
Home and Away
Sally Fletcher TV series • Main role (1988–2008) • Recurring role (2013) Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress (2006—2008) Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality (2007—2008) Nominated— Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality (2006, 2009) Nominated—Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress (2009)

2002 The Best of Aussie Drama Host TV documentary

2006 Stepfather of the Bride Nicole TV movie

2006—2007 It Takes Two Herself Contestant (2006) Co-host (2007)

2007 Mere Oblivion Sonia Short film

2007—2009 Carols in the Domain Co-host Co-hosted annually with Grant Denyer for 3 years

2009 Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities Judi Kane TV series 2 episodes Nominated—Australian Film Institute Award for Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Television Drama

2009 The 23rd Annual ARIA Music Awards Co-host Co-hosted with Gyton Grantley

2010—2011 Talkin\' \'Bout Your Generation Contestant / Surprise Guest 2 episodes

2010 Cops L.A.C. Samantha Cooper TV series 13 episodes

2012 Don\'t Tell The Bride Narrator Reality TV series

2013 Mr -webkit-column-width: 30em; column-width: 30em; list-style-type: decimal;">

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